Three years ago, Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Nite” single became one of the first hits of the year, officially launching Kid Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon. Late in the summer of 2009, the album was officially released to the public. Kid Cudi followed up “Day ‘n’ Nite” with his second single, “Make Her Say,” with Kanye West and Common.
Kid Cudi returned in 2010 with his sophomore effort, Man on the Moon II. Much like his debut, the album was met with critical acclaim. Despite finding a loyal niche audience, Kid Cudi found himself bored with rap. Only two albums deep, Kid Cudi wanted to experiment with rock music and he teamed up with Dot da Genius.
Because his third album was very different from his initial albums, Kid Cudi faced opposition from his label. Kid Cudi went to war with his label, which delayed his album until it was released early in 2012. Despite being met with strong reviews, the album was not properly promoted, according to Kid Cudi.
Undeterred, Kid Cudi is already working on his fourth album, Indicud. The album does not have a set release date, but Kid Cudi compared it to Dr. Dre’s 2001 album and called it his best yet.